How To Clean Your Mascara Wand
Author: Michelle Teeken Date Posted:7 April 2023
Hey Beauties! Today's topic is all about keeping your mascara wand clean and healthy. You might be wondering why you should bother with this task, well... it's crucial for the health of your eyes and your mascara.
So, why should you make cleaning your mascara wand a regular habit? For starters, it prevents bacteria from growing on your wand, which can lead to eye infections. It also ensures that your mascara doesn't clump, which can ruin your entire makeup look. By keeping your mascara wand clean, you'll get the most out of your mascara and protect your eyes at the same time.
In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps you need to take to clean your mascara wand properly. You'll be surprised at how easy it is!
PREPARING FOR CLEANING
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of cleaning your mascara wand, there are a few things you need to do to prepare.
· Firstly, you should remove any excess mascara from your wand by wiping it with a tissue or a cotton pad. This step is crucial to ensure that your cleaning solution can penetrate the bristles and remove clumps.
· Removing build-up will ensure that your mascara goes on smoothly and evenly every time. Not only will this make your lashes look more defined and voluminous, but it will also prevent any irritation or discomfort to your eyes.
· Next, you need to prepare your cleaning solution. You can use any mild soap or shampoo for this step. Simply mix a few drops of your chosen product with warm water and stir until it's evenly combined. This solution will break down any remaining mascara residue and sanitize your wand at the same time.
CLEANING YOUR MASCARA WAND
Now that you've prepared your cleaning solution, it's time to clean your mascara wand!
· Dip the wand into the cleaning solution and swirl it around for a few seconds. Then, take the wand out of the solution and use a tissue or a cotton pad to gently remove any remaining mascara residue.
· Next, it's time to clean each side of the wand thoroughly. Start by holding the wand vertically with the bristles pointing upwards. Use your fingers to massage the bristles gently, working the cleaning solution into each side of the wand. Then, turn the wand horizontally and repeat the process for the other side.
· If you notice any tough build-up on your mascara wand, don't worry! Simply dip the wand in the cleaning solution for a few extra seconds and then use a toothbrush or a spoolie brush to gently scrub the bristles. This will help to loosen any stubborn residue and ensure that your wand is completely clean.
DRYING YOUR MASCARA WAND
After you've cleaned your mascara wand, it's important to dry it properly to avoid any bacterial growth.
· One effective method is to lay the wand on a clean tissue or paper towel and let it air dry completely. It's important to avoid drying your mascara wand with a towel or cloth, as this can transfer bacteria and germs onto the wand.
· Another option is to use a hairdryer on a low, cool setting to dry the bristles quickly. It's also essential to avoid using a high heat setting on a hairdryer, as this can damage the bristles and ruin your mascara wand.
Once your mascara wand is completely dry, it's important to store it properly to prevent any contamination. You can store it in a clean makeup bag or container, or even in a plastic bag to keep it free from dust and dirt.
MAINTAINING A CLEAN MASCARA WAND
If you use your mascara wand daily, it's a good idea to give it a thorough cleaning at least once a week. But to maintain a clean mascara wand and to avoid unnecessary build-up, there are a few tips you can follow.
· Firstly, try not to pump the wand into the tube too many times, as this can introduce air into the tube and cause the mascara to dry out faster.
· Also, be sure to close the mascara tube tightly after each use to prevent any bacteria from entering.
· Another tip is to avoid sharing your mascara with others, as this can spread bacteria and lead to eye infections.
· Lastly, make sure to replace your mascara every three to six months, even if it still looks good, as it can become contaminated with bacteria over time.
USING A NEW MASCARA WAND
If you've been using the same mascara wand for a while and it's starting to look a bit worse for wear, it's time to replace it with a new one. You can try our new EXTREME LONG-WEAR LENGTHENING MASCARA
It is a waterproof mascara, infused with our Lash Growth Serum's all natural ingredients that encourages longer and fuller looking lashes. Our long-wear mascara also contains fibres infused with our lash enhancing peptides and Vitamins that will help to strengthen and nourish your lashes.
When using a new mascara wand, it's important to take a few precautions to avoid any potential eye infections.
· Firstly, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before handling the new wand.
· Then, carefully remove the wand from the package and avoid touching the bristles with your fingers.
· When applying mascara with a new wand, start by wiping off any excess product on the side of the tube to prevent clumping.
· Then, apply the mascara to your lashes in a gentle, sweeping motion from the base of the lashes to the tip.
· Be sure to wiggle the wand slightly at the base of the lashes to create volume.
In conclusion, keeping your mascara wand clean and healthy is essential for beautiful lashes and good eye health. To recap, the cleaning process involves preparing your wand by removing excess mascara, using a cleaning solution to clean each side of the wand, and properly drying and storing it.
Remember to clean your mascara wand regularly, ideally after each use, to prevent any bacteria build-up. Follow the tips mentioned earlier, such as avoiding pumping the wand into the tube too many times, closing the tube tightly after each use, and replacing your mascara every three to six months.
By maintaining a clean and healthy mascara wand, you can ensure that your lashes stay looking their best. So, go ahead and give your mascara wand a good cleaning today - your eyes (and lashes) will thank you!